tagged w/ Goats
Since our beginning in 1976 and official formation in 1981, FARM has launched a variety of grassroots campaigns in pursuit of our mission: World Farm Animals Day (1983), Great American Meatout (1985), Gentle Thanksgiving, CHOICE School Lunch (1991), Letters from FARM (1994), Sabina Fund (1997), Vegan Earth Day, Well-Fed World (Global Hunger Solutions), Bite Global Warming and Equal Justice Alliance.
These reflect FARM's strategy of pursuing dietary and agricultural reforms on the local, national and international levels simultaneously.
In addition, FARM conducts movement-wide programs, like the Animal Rights National Conference. Every summer between 1981 and 1987, then in 1997, and every year since 2000, FARM has been organizing national conferences that turn concerned individuals into effective animal advocates. Currently, the conferences alternate between the East Coast (Washington, DC) on the even years and the West Coast (California) on the odd years.Since our beginning in 1976 and official formation in 1981, FARM has launched a... more
A giant straw goat - the traditional Scandinavian yuletide symbol - erected each Christmas in a Swedish town has been burned to the ground yet again.
The 13-metre (43-ft) high billy goat has been torched 24 times since it was first erected in Gavle in 1966.
The goat was set alight in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the city north of Stockholm.
City spokeswoman Anna Ostman said the incident, which is being treated as serious vandalism, was "sad".
"We had really hoped that he would survive Christmas and New Year's," she said.
As well as being burnt, the goat has over the years faced other acts of vandalism including being run over by a car, having its legs removed and being smashed.A giant straw goat - the traditional Scandinavian yuletide symbol - erected each... more
Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. We envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.www.farmsanctuary.org Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and... more
What started off as an introduction to building a basic shed for housing goats turns into a lesson in cycling nutrients and learning about Permaculture.
When Ecofilms asked Elisabeth Fekonia to show us her goat milking shed we wondered what those two covered bathtubs in the corner of the shed were doing there? What we got was a lesson in Permaculture nutrient cycling and simple effective design that just works without costing you a lot of money.
Elisabeth and her husband Frank have built their shed all from recycled materials found at the local rubbish tip. If you were ever wondering what to do with that old sofa you were trying to get rid of - why not recycle it into a stand for milking goats? Thats what Elisabeth did. And while you are at the garbage tip, bring back a couple of junk bathtubs too. They are effective at being turned into an fine worm farm. Elisabeth explains her process of living the good sustainable life with everything she needs being close to hand in this video clip.
More info: www.ecofilms.com.auWhat started off as an introduction to building a basic shed for housing goats turns... more
Could goats be the past and the future?
We've written many times about goats being used to replace lawnmowers and to clear brush (for example, in Arizona, in North-Carolina, and even at Google's Mountainview HQ). Well, we can now add to that list the Seattle-based Rent-a-Ruminant company. More before & after pics below.
Goats have many advantages:
They have a low impact on the environment due to their cloven hooves.
They are natural climbers and love steep slopes and uneven terrain.
They can go where machinery and other modes of brush removal are not allowed to go.
They are cost effective in many situations.
They are walking fertilizer factories.
People love the goats! They bring communities together and make people happy.Could goats be the past and the future? We've written many times about goats... more
Secrets for longevity are found in Ikaria, Greece where so many of them live to be 90 years old.Secrets for longevity are found in Ikaria, Greece where so many of them live to be 90... more
2009 Navajo livestock vaccination: Navajo Lutheran Mission group from Sacramento Church of the Cross(Rock Point, AZ) - During July 2009, volunteers from the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Sacramento, CA visited the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ to assist the Navajo people with the health of their livestock.
Despite the extreme summer heat and the remote Navajo homes, church members helped deworm and vaccinate 500 sheep and goats plus 200 horses.
The volunteers from the Lutheran Church of the Cross paid for the expense of vaccinating over 700 livestock.
The vaccination program badly needs funding and anyone wish to help should contact the Navajo Lutheran Mission (see contact info below)
The Navajo Lutheran Mission extends special thanks to Arizona Navajo musician Anthony Maloney, who music is featured in this video and will be used in upcoming videos (scroll down for more info and links about Anthony Maloney)
Songs by Maloney included in this video are "Our Warriors" and "A Better Life."
Navajo Lutheran Mission:
New NELM executive director Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard:
Church of the Cross in Sacramento, CA:
Church of the Cross
4465 H Street
Church of the Cross (ELCA Lutheran)
Pastor serves as a Chaplain at California State University Sacramento
Church is on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Area Campus Ministry.
Rev. Michael Walton
Wikipedia on the Navajo Nation:
The Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah in the Navajo language) is a semi-autonomous Native American homeland covering about 26,000 square miles (17 million acres), occupying all of northeastern Arizona, the southeastern portion of Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It's the largest land area assigned primarily to a Native American jurisdiction within the United States.
Navajo Nation Flag used in this video was created by artist R. Daniel Markstedt of Linköping in central Sweden:
Daniel Markstedt Wikipedia username Himasaram:
The Navajo Lutheran Mission extends special thanks to Arizona Navajo Musician Anthony Maloney, who music is featured in this video and will be used in upcoming videos
Songs by Maloney included in this video are "Our Warriors" and "A Better Life."
Navajo (Diné) singer, songwriter and poet Anthony K. Maloney, a member of the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah) from Yuba City, AZ "Music City"
Anthony Maloney official website includes background & profile:
Anthony Maloney music on soundclick:
Links to a few of Maloney's songs:
The High Life
A Better Life
What are my Chances
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=3379744(Rock Point, AZ) - During July 2009, volunteers from the Lutheran Church of the Cross... more
A federal appeals court reversed a lower court's ruling on Friday that barred a Santeria priest from sacrificing goats in his Texas home, saying a city's decision to prohibit the ritual violated the man's religious rights.
Jose Merced, 46, accuses the city of Euless, Texas, of trampling on his constitutional right to religious exercise. The city claims the sacrifices jeopardize public health and violate its slaughterhouse and animal cruelty ordinances.
In its ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the Euless ordinance placed a substantial burden on Merced's "free exercise of religion without advancing a compelling governmental interest using the least restrictive means."
"It's a great day for religious freedom in Texas," said Eric Rassbach, Merced's lawyer, in response to the three-judge panel's ruling.
Is it a great day for religious freedom or a bad day for goats?A federal appeals court reversed a lower court's ruling on Friday that barred a... more
Here's a video i found on cutebreak.com which is intitled "Baby pygmy goat goes nuts" which it doesn't by the way. Instead, baby pigmy goat (that is very cute) is left to run around an office, probably thinking "Where's the grass, and the sky, and the other farm animals?"
Number one - don't frustrate a baby goat or any kind of goat for that matter by TRYING to make it go nuts for the camera.
Number two - DON'T SHOW PARIS HILTON THIS VIDEO....Here's a video i found on cutebreak.com which is intitled "Baby pygmy goat... more
I spent, nearly, one month on an isolated, dysfunctional farm in the French Pyrenees. The closest town was a three to four hour hike down the mountain. While the atmosphere was not exactly everything I would have hoped for I did manage to learn a good deal about the sustainable and environmental challenges of off-the-grid, mountain farming.I spent, nearly, one month on an isolated, dysfunctional farm in the French Pyrenees.... more
Google were hiring, but humans need not have applied. No, the search giant wanted goats. Yes, goats! What on earth for? Well there's quite a lot of grass at Google's Mountain View HQ and the company wanted to take a green approach to cutting it. They ditched the lawn mowers and called in California Grazing, a company that specialises in hiring out goats for landscaping duties.Google were hiring, but humans need not have applied. No, the search giant wanted... more
On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to convince us we're all going to die from swine flu and that sexting is destroying our kids. Ben Hoffman gives us his take on swine flu. Sarah Haskins takes a look at how a lady stays well. Sergio Cilli counts down the top alternative tracks. Brett Erlich checks out YouTube's best tattoo videos. And we salute Bea Arthur.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to... more
On Wednesday, Iranian scientists announced that they have cloned a goat and plan to conduct future experiments in search of stroke treatments.
The Royan Research Institute hopes to use cloned animals as a source of antibodies against disease, and to treat stroke victims, Isfahani added.
The cloning program is backed by Shiite Muslim leaders, who condone animal cloning, but have put up bans against human cloning.On Wednesday, Iranian scientists announced that they have cloned a goat and plan to... more
Sherry Shirley opened the door of her Wisconsin home to let the dog in - but did not expect a full-grown goat to burst in too. The visitor proceeded to jump onto the kitchen counter and eat a freshly baked chocolate cake.Sherry Shirley opened the door of her Wisconsin home to let the dog in - but did not... more
WARREN COUNTY, Iowa -- Firefighters believe a goat kick started a fire that destroyed a home in Warren County on Tuesday.
Three people were asleep when smoke began filling Jim and Kristi Giles’ home in Warren County, between Norwalk and Indianola.
"My cat woke me up and I saw smoke coming out of my fan," said John Hadley. "My first concern was getting my mom out of the house. Because, like I said, my mom is real ill. And so that's what I did. I made sure I got her out and then I know she loves her animals, so I rounded all her animals up, and by that point, flames and smoke were everywhere."
--Bad goat, good cat...WARREN COUNTY, Iowa -- Firefighters believe a goat kick started a fire that destroyed... more
Outtakes from the pod: Goats On Trees.
From correspondent, Mariana Van Zeller:
“While driving in Morocco, I noticed something very, very strange.
Goats in trees!
The arid region of southwest Morocco doesn’t always for ideal grazing. So these nimble creatures go where vegetation is aplenty. Tree tops!
But these trees aren’t just any trees. They’re Argon trees – relics of an ancient forest and they can grow where few other things can. Burber nomads have long known the value of the Argon Tree, and through a chance encounter, she shared her knowledge with me.”
Outtakes from the pod: Goats On Trees. From correspondent, Mariana Van Zeller:... more
Tennessee polls as one of the strongest states for McCain. The Republican Women of Marshall County canvassed at the annual "Fainting Goat Festival" in a historically Democratic county. They say McCain has a better chance in this election because Obama can't relate to Marshall County voters.Tennessee polls as one of the strongest states for McCain. The Republican Women of... more
Maasai herdsmen in Kenya have turned to an age-old contraceptive device, the "olor", to protect their precious goat herds from an ongoing drought.
The olor is made from cowhide or a square piece of plastic, and is tied around the belly of the male goat. It prevents the bucks from mating with the female goats. The herdsmen are using the device to limit the goat population and ensure there are not too many animals grazing on sparse vegetation.
"We don't want them to breed in this drought," says Mr Ole Ngoshoi Kipameto, a goat owner in Kajiado district. The area, which is 80km (50 miles) from the capital, Nairobi, has received insufficient rainfall, making the landscape barren and forcing residents to move from place to place in search of pasture and water.
In the Maasai community, livestock are often people's only assets and sole means of survival. "We tie this hide under the belly of the buck for three months. After that we remove it and then they can breed by November when the short rains come," Mr Kipameto says.
(continues at link)Maasai herdsmen in Kenya have turned to an age-old contraceptive device, the... more